3/2/14: Today’s Tips: Sunday

MUSIC: Andy Statman Trio @ The Egg, Albany. Performing on both clarinet and mandolin, Andy Statman plays his one-of-a-kind fusion of klezmer, bluegrass, avant-garde jazz and American roots music accompanied by bassist Jim Whitney and percussionist Larry Eagle. 7:30pm. $24.

MUSIC: J.D. McPherson @ the Ale House, Troy. Last year, the rollickin’ rocker and his band sold out the Ale House so they brought him back for two nights this time around. 8pm. $15. Also 8pm Monday. GO HERE for more info… UPDATE: Unfortunately, the JD McPherson show scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to travel issues. His Monday night concert (March 3) is currently scheduled to go as planned and all tickets for tonight will be honored on Monday, or refunds are available at the place of purchase.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Bands ‘N Beans @ the Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George. Hot music and even hotter chili. Yes, it’s the Lake George Arts Project’s annual fundraisin’ bash featuring music by Rich Ortiz & Friends, Stony Creek Band, Big Fez & the Surfmatics, Chris Ballini, Rick Rourke, Dirt Cheap, Black Mountain Symphony and Tim Wechgelaer & Friends. And a chili competition featuring more than 30 area restaurants. $20. GO HERE for more info…

FUNDRAISER: Corey Aldrich Fundraiser @ Lucas Confectionery, Troy. Raise a glass or two to help cheer up the multi-talented Local 518 artist-musician-arts supporter. Music by Ryder Cooley and Erin Harkes. Short plays by Richard Lovrich. Reading by Michael Oatman. Art auction and more… 6pm. $25. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: “The House” @ the Hudson Opera House, Hudson. A darkly comic puppet drama about the changing of the guard at a family-owned funeral home will be staged by Denmark’s Sofie Krog Teater. 4pm. $18; $10 kids.

MUSIC: North Mississippi Allstars @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson – sons of the late, legendary Memphis musician and producer Jim Dickinson – form the core of the no-holds-barblues-soaked rockers. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: That 1 Guy @ Red Square, Albany. With an extensive and amazing track record of unique and imaginative performances featuring his most curious musical instrument, That 1 Guy celebrates the release of his brand new album, Poseidon’s Deep Water Adventure Friends. 9:30pm. $15.

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MUSIC: Albany School of Rock @ the Low Beat, Albany. Performing excerpts from Pink Floyd’s The Wall. 1pm. $12.

MUSIC: Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. It’s Mardi Gras time! This fun and funky family-oriented event will be part concert, part master class and part community participation event – horn players from local schools will join in to attempt to create the biggest second line Mardi Gras parade in New York State. 4pm. $15; $10 ages 10-18; FREE under 10 and in costume.

MUSIC: The Union College Jazz Ensemble @ Union College’s Emerson Auditorium, Schenectady. Tim Olsen conducts the big band with the Latin jazz band Sensemaya. 3pm. FREE.

THEATER: 10X10 New Play festival @ Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield. 10 plays, each just 10 minutes long, all in one evening. 3 & 7pm. $25-$30.

MUSIC: Melvin Seals & JGB @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. The Hammond B3 player carries on the spirit and the music of the Jerry Garcia Band. With the Balkun Brothers. 9pm. $20.

DANCE: Nacre Dance Company @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Jose Limon’s “Dances for Isadora” and the world premiere of “Stabat Mater,” accompanied by the 50-piece Octavo Singers of Schenectady. 2:30pm. $20; students & seniors $15.

THEATER: “Spring Awakening” @ UAlbany Performing Arts Center, Albany. Chad Larabee directs the Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater Tony Award-winning musical. 2pm. $20; $18 students & seniors. Through March 8.

MUSIC: Jon Kimura Parker @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Piano concert. 2pm. $8 adults; $5 seniors; FREE students and children.

THEATER: “Middletown” @ the Black Box Studio at Skidmore College’s Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs. Playwright Will Eno has created seemingly everyday characters with an extraordinary ability to articulate the deepest truths about being human: the clawing anxieties we cover up, the hopes and fears we cultivate, and the desperate need for connection with others. Directed by Daniel Shure. 2pm. $12 general admission; $8 students & seniors. Through Wednesday, March 5.

FILM: “West Hollywood Motel” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s the final day of QFest. 2pm. $9; $6 students.

FILM: “Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s the final day of QFest. 4pm. $9; $6 students.

TELEVISION: 86th Annual Academy Awards Watch Party @ Proctors, Schenectady. A red carpet. Paparazzi. Trivia and prizes. Watch the Oscars on the big screen, and turn it into a real party. 6pm. FREE.

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